A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing is the long-awaited sequel to the same author’s Weeds in the Garden of Eden, which should be read first to fully enjoy, understand, and appreciate A Wolf. It is an entertaining tale based on a true story. But the truth can be viewed as disturbing when living in a culture with new customs and mentality, and life in a village on a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea may well be as different as it gets.
Like me, Jennifer is a native Iowan. Jennifer and her family moved to Croatia for several months in 2008 and she wrote a book about their experience. Here it is:
A well-published author from my home state, Cindy comes from the town where my youngest brother works. Her books are in the mystery-thriller genre. Cindy kindly gave me prompt answers to some questions I had about the editing of my manuscript. A link to her latest book is here:
I recently read Randall’s book, The Miracle Detective, and I’m glad I did. The book deals mostly with the many apparitions of the Virgin Mary but from more of a factual perspective than a religious one. A major portion of the text takes place in Medjugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Randall gives a detailed description of the war in that region during the early 1990s. Here is the link:
Chuck’s book, Blood and Vengeance, is a powerful read that tells a true story of the tragedies that occurred in Bosnia during the early and mid-1990s. Anyone interested in learning more of the real story would do well to read this book. Here is the link:
Bill Bryson is the author of many entertaining books and a fellow Iowa native. He is also an American ex-pat and one of my favorite authors.
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid tells of life growing up in Iowa in the 1950s.
Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe
Written in the 1980s, Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe retraces the path Bill traveled across Europe during his college days, including visits to Split, Croatia, Sarajevo, and Belgrade just before Yugoslavia’s demise. The links:
Anyone considering a visit to Croatia may want to read this book first. A proper understanding of the country’s culture, history, geography, and so forth can make an enormous difference in whether the visit is a positive experience or a disappointing dud. The link: